DALLAS –October 11, 2011– Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, Texas, has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s National Cardiovascular Drug Registry® (NCDR) Acute Coronary Treatment and Intervention Outcomes Network (ACTION) Registry – Get With The GuidelinesTM (GWTG) Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2011. Centennial was one of only 94 hospitals nationwide to do so. The award recognizes Centennial’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies that Centennial has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) clinical guidelines and recommendations.
To receive the ACTION Registry–GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award, Centennial consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry–GWTG for four consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 85 percent for specific performance measures. Following these treatment guidelines improves adherence to ACC/AHA Clinical Guideline recommendations, monitors drug safety and the overall quality of care provided to ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients (NSTEMI).
The American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association commend Centennial for its success in implementing standards of care and protocols. The full implementation of acute and secondary prevention guideline-recommended therapy is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients,” said Gregg C. Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA, ACTION Registry-GWTG Steering Committee Chair and Director of Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center.
The time is right for Centennial to be focused on improving the quality of cardiovascular care by implementing ACTION Registry–GWTG,” said Centennial CEO, Joe Thomason. The number of acute myocardial infarction patients eligible for treatment is expected to grow over the next decade due to increasing incidence of heart disease and a large aging population.”
ACTION Registry–GWTG is a partnership between the ACC and the AHA with partnering support from the American College of Emergency Physicians, Society of Chest Pain Centers and the Society of Hospital Medicine. ACTION Registry-GWTG empowers health care provider teams to consistently treat heart attack patients according to the most current, science-based guidelines and establishes a national standard for understanding and improving the quality, safety and outcomes of care provided for patients with coronary artery disease, specifically high-risk STEMI and NSTEMI patients.
ABOUT CENTENNIAL MEDICAL CENTER
We care completely at Centennial Medical Center, where your family’s total well being is our reason for being. Located off Highway 121 and Coit Road, Centennial offers an array of services ranging from maternity, radiology and pediatrics to sophisticated services such as neurosurgery, open heart surgery, and the latest procedures in joint replacement. We also have a 12-bed critical care unit to care for the most critical patients.
Our emergency department is fully accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers because of our commitment to high standards and quality of care that helps ensure our patients are neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted during a coronary event. We are staffed with board-certified ER physicians, and our wait times are half the national average!
Centennial has all-inclusive maternity services that include a variety of classes, tours and support to help you prepare for what to expect when you’re expecting. We have private LDR suites, mom/baby rooming, care packages, as well as a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to ensure the best possible care in any circumstance.
Absolute care from absolute caregivers. It’s why Centennial takes tremendous pride in delivering the utmost compassion and care to all who enter our doors.